Here Was a Man Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash The Christmas Spirit cover art
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(Joy to the world the Lord is come)
Here was a man a man who was born in a small village the son of a peasant woman
He grew up in another small village
Until he reached the age of thirty he worked as a carpenter

Then for three years he was a traveling minister
But he never traveled more than two hundred miles from where he was born
And where he did go he usually walked
He never held political office he never wrote a book never bought a home

Never had a family he never went to college and he never set foot inside a big city
Yes here was a man
Though he never did one on the things usually associated with greatness
He had no credentials but himself he had nothing to do with this world

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Christmas Spirit
  • 2 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • 3 Blue Christmas
  • 4 The Gifts They Gave
  • 5 Here Was a Man
  • 6 Christmas as I Knew It
  • 7 Silent Night
  • 8 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9 Ringing the Bells for Jim
  • 10 We Are the Shepherds
  • 11 Who Kept the Sheep
  • 12 The Ballad of the Harp Weaver


  • credits


    publisher: ©JOHNNY BOND PUBLICATIONS
    writers: Johnny Bond, Tex Ritter
    album: Track 5 in album The Christmas Spirit
    release date: 1963-11
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Ballad/Easy Listening
    length: 2:44

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin